David Karlander studies language and communication. His research covers topics in intellectual history, sociolinguistics, semiology and the philosophy of language. He currently investigates uses and visions of constructed languages in political thought, mainly during the first half of the 20th century. He has previously published on minority language politics, graffiti, the history of linguistics, and the idea of deficit in theories of bilingualism.



Selected Publications

Karlander, D. In press (2020). Ideological indeterminacy: Worker Esperantism in 1920s Sweden. Language & Communication 00, 00–00.
Karlander, D. 2019. A semiotics of nonexistence? Erasure and erased writing under anti-graffiti regimes. Linguistic Landscapes 5(2), 198–216.
Karlander, D. 2018. The linguistic prerequisites for cultural analysis: Lars Levander’s reocentric ethnographies of Swedish peasant life and language. Signs and Society 6(3), 504–530.
Karlander, David. 2018. Backjumps: Writing watching, erasing train graffiti. Social Semiotics 28(1), 41–59.
Karlander, David. 2017. State categories, state vision and vernacular woes in Sweden's language politics. Language Policy 17(3), 343–363. 
Karlander, David. 2017. Authentic Language. Stockholm: Stockholm University.
Karlander, David. 2017. Roads to regimentation: Place, authenticity and the metapragmatics of naming. Language & Communication 53, 11–24. 
Karlander, David. 2015. Register and artefact: Enregistering authenticity in an engagement with Övdalsk descriptivist texts. Language & Communication 45, 12–26.



Last updated: 14 January 2020